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The Ultimate Guinness World Records Quiz

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1. The Burj Khalifa in Dubai was named the tallest building in the world upon its completion in 2009. It towers over the Empire State Building. How tall is it?

A) 2716 feet, 4 inches
B) 2716 feet, 6 inches
C) 2770 feet

2. The tallest living man in the world is Sultan Kosen. Guinness last measured him in 2011. How tall is he?

A) 8 feet, 1 inch
B) 8 feet, 2.5 inches
C) 7 feet, 11 inches

3. Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai earned a Nobel Peace Prize for her human rights advocacy work in 2014. She’s the youngest-ever Nobel Prize recipient. How old was she?

A) 13
B) 16
C) 17

4. In 2015, Merlin recorded the loudest purr of any domesticated cat. How loud was it?

A) 69 decibels
B) 67.8 decibels
C) 51 decibels

5. Rome, Italy, recorded the largest-ever pizza in 2012. How many square feet was it?

A) 13,580.28 square feet
B) 13,580.00 square feet
C) 13,580.29 square feet

6. Devendra Suthar holds the record for the most fingers and toes on a human Guinness verified him in 2014. How many does he have in total?

A) 30
B) 28
C) 25

7. Nick Stoeberl has the world’s longest tongue, measured from the tip to the middle of his closed top lip. Guinness measured him in 2012. How long is it?

A) 4.12 inches
B) 2.5 inches
C) 3.97 inches

8. The formidable Theraphosa blondi is the world’s biggest spider, as measured by his leg pan. How big is it?

A) 9 inches
B) 15 inches
C) 11 inches

9. Chad Fell blew the biggest bubblegum bubble on record in 2004. He used three pieces of Double Bubble. How big was the diameter of the bubble?

A) 20 inches
B) 17 inches
C) 21 inches

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Answers: 1:A; 2:A; 3:C; 4:C; 5:A; 6:B; 7:B; 8:C; 9:A